Santa Cruz County, California Population 2018

Santa Cruz County, California's estimated population is 275,897 with a growth rate of 1.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Cruz County, California is the 24th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017275,8974,9661.83%
2016270,931-4,265-1.55%
2016275,1968970.33%
2015274,2992,7701.02%
2014271,5292,1340.79%
2013269,3952,6010.97%
2012266,7941,6910.64%
2011265,1031,8870.72%
2010263,21633,48214.57%
1990229,73441,59322.11%
1980188,14164,35151.98%
1970123,79039,57146.99%
196084,21917,68526.58%
195066,53421,47747.67%
194045,0577,62420.37%
193037,43311,16442.50%
192026,2691290.49%
191026,1404,62821.51%
190021,5122,24211.63%
189019,2706,46850.52%
188012,8024,05946.43%
18708,7433,79976.84%
18604,9444,301668.90%
18506430.00%

Santa Cruz County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White214,929
Some Other Race27,342
Two or More Races12,200
Asian12,169
Black or African American2,374
American Indian and Alaska Native1,595
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander322

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Santa Cruz County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Santa Cruz County, California Median Age

37


Total

36


Male

38.4


Female

Santa Cruz County, California Adults

There are 216,474 adults, (36,576 of which are seniors) in Santa Cruz County, California.

Santa Cruz County, California Age Dependency

50.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Cruz County, California Sex Ratio

Female

136,564

50.41%

Male

134,367

49.59%

Santa Cruz County, California Households and Families

Santa Cruz County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Santa Cruz County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.3%28.7%
All57.7%42.3%
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Male45.9%54.1%
Female38.8%61.2%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Cruz County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All95,0622.7257.7
Married45,3183.471.3
Non Family35,5091.5247.1
Female9,9813.6238.8
Male4,2543.4845.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Santa Cruz County, California Households

Santa Cruz County, California Education

Santa Cruz County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,4308.80%
9th to 12th Grade8,5654.88%
High School Graduate27,14315.48%
Some College39,72322.65%
Associates Degree16,1409.20%
Bachelors Degree40,95323.35%
Graduate Degree27,43315.64%

Santa Cruz County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White115,681112,22956,133
Hispanic46,75927,0155,740
Other Race14,3417,175954
Asian7,1586,6283,930
Multiple Races5,4514,8542,010
Black1,6561,523785
Native American944784244
Islander18018041

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 54.90%.

Santa Cruz County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,955$44,313$31,800
Less Than High School$20,604$22,696$16,786
High School Grad$27,174$30,977$23,386
Some College$38,172$44,822$30,717
Bachelors Degree$52,417$70,786$38,783
Graduate Degree$70,109$91,150$57,906

$38,955

Average Earnings

$44,313

Average Male

$31,800

Average Female

Santa Cruz County, California Language

Santa Cruz County, California Language by Age

Santa Cruz County, California Language

68.11% of Santa Cruz County, California residents speak only English, while 31.89% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.88% of the population.

Santa Cruz County, California Poverty

Santa Cruz County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic86,23518,02120.90%
White153,60817,60211.46%
Other26,5045,45120.57%
Multiple11,4521,85616.21%
Asian9,5141,75718.47%
Black2,16050923.56%
Native1,50417411.57%
Islander31515448.89%

15.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.62%

Male Poverty Rate

16.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Cruz County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, California is Islander, with 48.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz County, California is White, with 11.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.19%.

Santa Cruz County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.63%
High School14.30%
Some College10.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.69%

Santa Cruz County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.20%
Male Unemployed28.03%
Female Employed11.48%
Male Employed7.73%

Santa Cruz County, California Income

Santa Cruz County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,088$96,195
Families$85,313$112,223
Married Families$101,991$128,781
Non Families$42,673$64,029

Santa Cruz County, California Marital Status

Santa Cruz County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Cruz County, California Married by Age and Sex

Santa Cruz County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Santa Cruz County, California Marital Status by Race

Santa Cruz County, California Veterans

Santa Cruz County, California Veterans by War

11,334

Number of Veterans

10,761

Male Veterans

573

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,765
Korea1,351
First Gulf War1,156
World War II1,106
Second Gulf War1,028

Santa Cruz County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,552
75+3,381
35 to 541,918
55 to 641,874
18 to 34609

Santa Cruz County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,3305.92%
Hispanic1,2171.99%
2 or More3944.79%
Asian2512.28%
Black1457.19%
Other1320.69%
Indian756.31%
Hawaiian72.80%

Santa Cruz County, California Veterans by Education

6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Cruz County, California Employment Status

Santa Cruz County, California Employment by Age

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Cruz County, California Employment by Race

Santa Cruz County, California Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Santa Cruz County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Santa Cruz599486446545177.53%
Watsonville511995379625975.07%
Scotts Valley11581119283473.00%
Capitola9918101802622.64%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990